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The Soldier Who Threw His Body Over a Grenade, Survived, and Kept on Fighting unewsy Tue, 10/03/2023 - 23:39

During the spring of 1971, the 2nd Squadron of the 17th Cavalry guarded the airstrip at Khe Sanh in South Vietnam. They aided American planes flying missions into Laos.

Friends & Brothers Captured Together During the American Civil War unewsy Tue, 10/03/2023 - 23:38

This collection of 19th-century photos were taken during the American Civil War. They are photos of unknown soldiers who had chosen to be captured together with a friend or a brother because of the very high odds they’ll never see each other again.

New Leonardo da Vinci Drawing Discovered... And Its Worth $16 Million unewsy Tue, 10/03/2023 - 23:37

Back in March 2016, a retired French doctor decided to bring 14 unframed drawings to an auction house in Paris’ Tajan for appraisal. A certain pen-and-ink drawing of a St. Sebastian fastened to a tree instantly drew the attention of a director of old master pictures, Thaddée Prate. He told The New York Times, “I had a sense that it was an interesting 16th-century drawing that required more work”.

The Fake Paris You Never Knew About unewsy Tue, 10/03/2023 - 23:36

Towards the end of World War I French military planners hired private firms to help build a fake with a faux Arc di Triomphe and Goud du Nord among its many “landmarks.” Viewed from planes above, the fake city was supposed to throw off German bombers.

Color Photographs of Janis Joplin in the 1960s unewsy Tue, 10/03/2023 - 23:35

Singer Janis Joplin was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals; she rose to fame in the late 1960s. Here's a color photo collection of lovely Joplin in the 1960s.

The story of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, has become a quintessential part of popular culture; it is an enduring element of every childhood.

Scottish author and playwright J.M. Barrie came up with the character of Peter Pan for his 1902 novel “The Little White Bird.” Soon the story went on stage, and after its success, Barrie penned the full novel Peter and Wendy in 1911.